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Old 11-25-2018, 11:52 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I would say that's not gonna happen. I found it can cruise around 40-60 mph at about 28mpg +/- 10%.

It does seem to happily drop out of v4 mode and run all 8 cylinders with relatively little demand.
I meant with some ecomodding!

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Old 11-26-2018, 12:01 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I meant with some ecomodding!
Kammback?
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@Slowmover: Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the Police Spec Tahoe and the Tahoe Hybrid have a similar (re: lower) ride height
IIRC it's not only about the ride height, the Tahoe PPV has some differences on its frame in order to alter the center of gravity. I just don't remember how it was achieved.
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Old 11-27-2018, 06:05 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I'm sure the rear could use some touching up!

How much did they do to the belly of the beast? IIRC they have a large air dam. I'm curious how much the underside can be improved.

Notice any weird things about it? Does it come with LRR tires?
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Old 11-27-2018, 09:47 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I'm sure the rear could use some touching up!

How much did they do to the belly of the beast? IIRC they have a large air dam. I'm curious how much the underside can be improved.

Notice any weird things about it? Does it come with LRR tires?
No, on the lrr tires. It needs new and I just ordered a set of Cooper Discoverer SRX 285/45/22.

I have not had the chance to crawl underneath but I dont have the large air dam on this. I dont believe the denali got the larger air dam, but the lower grille is blocked from the factory, possibly on the non-hybrid also.

This is my wife's car so absolutely no mods, unless she doesn't know and can't see them.
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This is my wife's car so absolutely no mods, unless she doesn't know and can't see them.
Stealth mods FTW. Some clear plexiglass for a grille block?
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Old 11-29-2018, 01:39 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Put 60 PSI in those new tires and let us know what happens.
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Those 22" wheels and tires(original) weigh about 96 pounds. Huge potential to drop that. Plus your tire guys will hate you less. Cooper discoverers are pretty meaty, so you may have made your wheel assemblies even heavier than OEM.

Make sure to check the spare!
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Old 11-29-2018, 12:44 PM   #19 (permalink)
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There is no spare. I will experiment with pressure, but I think 42-45 is my limit right now. I will say, at the factory pressure the tires are very squatted and just look flat.

I got a deal on these coopers and they are comparable in weight to the dueler alenza that are stock. The 22's are staying, not a chance we'll get rid of those.

Honestly, I'm not terribly concerned with mileage at this point. And certainly not open to changing the looks, it's my wife's car and I prefer being alive.
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Old 11-29-2018, 12:48 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Another interesting note: these are toyota NiMH battery cells used in the hybrid pack.

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